STS University: Take Learning to New Levels

Cap off your Annual Meeting experience by attending STS University on Wednesday, January 31. These hands-on courses allow you to gain experience performing a variety of cardiothoracic surgical procedures. Expert instructors will work closely with small groups and will provide ample opportunity for questions and individual instruction.

STS U courses will be offered from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To attend, you must purchase tickets separately from your Annual Meeting registration. Sign up today at

Please note that STS University features only hands-on learning. Attendees are strongly encouraged to review the didactic lectures in advance. View course materials at

Course 1:        Essentials of TAVR

Course 2:        TEVAR and Aortic Arch Debranching Procedures

Course 3:        Mitral Valve Repair

Course 4:        Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Course 5:        Aortic Root Enlargement Procedures and Aortic Valve Leaflet Reconstruction

Course 6:        VATS Lobectomy

Course 7:        Advanced Open Esophageal and Tracheal Procedures

Course 8:        Chest Wall Resection, Reconstruction, and Pectus Surgery

Course 9:        Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery NEW!

Course 10:      POEM Skills NEW!